ARK: Survival Evolved

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Dinotopia Map Project
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Dinotopia Map Project

Dinotopia Map Project


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Dinotopia, a land lost to time. Secluded from the rest of the world this island stands as a testament to the existence of ancient creatures both large and small, dangerous and docile, amicable and disagreeable. Here we strive to live in harmony with these creatures, befriending them and growing with them to better the whole of Dinotopia!

What is this mod?
The Dinotopia Map Project is a connection to a fantasy realm created by Author James Gurney in the original Dinotopia book published in 1992. This map mod strives to recreate the world of Dinotopia in a three-dimensional format with Ark at its core.

This standalone map mod was started by Artorious in 2016 with the help of Iso and has continued the project with the help of many others including Oscar, Xai, Jaskari and Bastet.

Where we are so far…
So far, the map contains enough completed landmass to equal the 3/4 official Ark Island map. That being said, there is still a long way to go and many more areas to be included.

Currently Completed Sections
Tropical Islands and Northwestern style oceans, including deepwater reefs
Redwood forest layout
Temperate grassland and Savannah
Broadleaf forest with dense outcroppings
Mountain ranges high and low
Dense swamp and uncultivated grounds
Cities named and placed just like the books
High quality placement of spawns, meaning dinosaurs where they belong

Everything is provided for you in this full overhaul, and is ready out of the box.
As the map is updated, you will be able to easily download and upgrade your personal server, as there is a lot left to do and add and modify.

In the future, there are many and an ever increasing amount of features to be completed, as shown in the mod image that dedicates time and care to this mod, and you may expect it to be an ever growing project.

Popular Discussions View All (3)
Jun 23 @ 9:10am
PINNED: Bugs, Issues,and mod conflicts
Jun 4 @ 4:40am
ground oil nodes
Mar 3 @ 2:13pm
PINNED: I want to help and here is how i can
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walldiv Jun 21 @ 12:03pm 
Sent you a friend request on steam - got some questions regarding map making - please accept :)
[FIRM]EagLeTaLoN Jun 19 @ 12:18pm 
Artorious could you contact me? I sent a friend request. I have installed your map but the ground is untextured and not sure why. Thanks :D
Artorious  [author] Jun 18 @ 6:55am 
yea ill work on that
Crimson Jun 18 @ 6:46am 
Can we have a screenshot of all biomes? Like a M map screenshot?
magros6969 Jun 16 @ 9:11am 
you are welcome
Artorious  [author] Jun 16 @ 8:54am 
magros6969 Jun 16 @ 8:54am 
dude you really need to be sponsored
Artorious  [author] Jun 12 @ 7:12am 
thanks man appreciate it
silverdragon8117 Jun 12 @ 7:10am 
Hey again Artorious. Figured it was time for a sitrep so here it is. So far so good, on my end anyways ( should also mention I have to run in extremely low memory). Besides the two issues I reported earlier I've had little issues beyond ARK just being ARK. I have to say at this point my mind is thoroughly blown by the scope of this project you've gotten into. While I was flying around I see this cool city surrounded by water canals and I think "oh, this must be Waterfall City, not quite what I imagined but still very cool none-the-less."...then I start looking at the desert region thinking "This seems way to big".....then it dawns on me, I pull up the actual map of Dinotopia and fly at full speed to the mountain area...and realize the other side is the Rainy Basin, the mountains I'm on are the Forbidden Mountains and the city I saw was Prosperine.... mind utterly blown. Keep up the amazing work!!! :-D
Artorious  [author] Jun 11 @ 3:22pm 
Yes and more are coming in the next patch